Our Guide to Valentine’s in the Winelands

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and whether you’re in a long-term relationship or planning a first date, you’ll probably want to do something to impress your significant other (or just treat yourself!). We’ve rounded up a few of our favourite things to do in the Winelands on Valentine’s Day below, so whether you’re in the mood for a low-key picnic or movie, or if you want to go all out to ask that very special someone a very special question (wink, wink), we’ve got you covered!

Delvera Estate, Stellenbosch

R100pp, dirtopia.co.za

Relive the best music from the 80s, 90s and beyond with Mixtape, a local Stellenbosch cover band. Entrance for kids under 12 is free and there will be entertainment to keep them busy while you enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and good music on the lawns.

Head over to their website for more info.

Movies at Galileo Open Air Cinema, Stellenbosch

R225pp, thegalileo.co.za

 

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Treat your loved one to a magical evening of live music, Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet and treats under the stars at the beautiful Nooitgedacht Estate. The ticket price includes entry, a blanket and backrest, as well as a welcome drink and a sweet treat. The doors open at 17:00 and the movie starts at 20:00, so get there early and grab the perfect spot!

For more info, and to book your tickets, head over to their website.

Dinner at Glen Carlou, Stellenbosch

R495pp, glencarlou.co.za

Enjoy a romantic dinner with entertainment by violinist Bianca Joseph and musician Francois van der Merwe at Glen Carlou this Valentine’s Day. The menu features a harvest snack board to share while enjoying the live music, as well as five courses which includes smoked ham hock, Franschhoek trout, lamb shoulder, Eton Mess and a cheese plate.

Head over to their website for more info and to book.

Escape to Le Pommier, Stellenbosch

R350pp – R1 250pp, lepommier.co.za

Pamper yourself with a romantic evening at Le Pommier Wine Estate in Stellenbosch’s picturesque Banhoek Valley. Choose between a three-course meal at their restaurant for R350 p/p, a romantic sunset picnic and wine at R500pp, or make a weekend of it at R1 250pp with dinner, bed and breakfast included!

Head over to their website for more.

Dinner for Two at Kunjani Wines, Stellenbosch

R480pp, kunjaniwines.co.za

Treat yourself to a romantic dinner for two with magnificent views and a five-star treatment at Kunjani Wines this Valentine’s Day! Kick off the evening with bubbly on arrival followed by Chef Lamek Mnisi’s three-course menu. The dishes on offer include starters of confit salmon or tomato and watermelon salad, beef fillet, line fish or fried tofu for mains and a chocolate nut cake for dessert.

For more info and to see the full menu, head over to their website.

Picnic at Boschendal, Franschhoek

R825 for a basket for two, boschendal.com

 

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Enjoy a romantic picnic under the stars in Boschendal’s Rhone Rose Garden while listening to acclaimed Cape saxophonist, Don Vino Prins. The picnics start at 18:30 and you’ll receive a glass of bubbly and a gift on arrival. The Rose Garden picnic is open to families as well (R150 for a kiddies basket) so if you’d like something more private, you can go for their Privé picnics. These picnics are only available for three couples, and are (a lot) pricier than the Rose Garden Picnics at R8 000, R7 000 and R6 500 respectively, but they offer lots of extra romantic experiences.

For more info on the Rose Garden Picnics, head over here; or if you’d like to have a look at the Privé Picnics, click here.

Dinner at the Werf Restaurant at Boschendal, Franschhoek

R1 250pp, boschendal.com

Chef Christiaan Campbell and his team are cooking up a four-course Valentine’s Day dinner at the Werf Restaurant at Boschendal. The evening starts at 18:30 and includes a welcome cocktail, a Valentine’s gift and romantic tunes provided by Spanish Guitarist Wesley Hlava. Kids between 4 and 14 are welcome to join at R150 p/p.

For more info, head over to their website.

Dinner and a Dance at Grande Provence, Franschhoek

R1 100pp, grandeprovence.co.za

Enjoy bubbly and oysters on arrival, as well as an intimate four-course dinner at Grande Provence in the heart of Franschhoek. After dinner, you can dance the night away in the Gallery which will be transformed into the dining room and dance floor.

For more info, head over to their website.

Elegant Dinner at Pierneef à La Motte, Franschhoek

R695pp, la-motte.com

Forget about the traditional Valentine’s Day gimmicks and enjoy an elegant evening filled with old world charms and graces at La Motte this year. They offer bubbly on arrival, followed by a parfait cone, oysters and Champagne, beetroot and goat’s cheese, crayfish and rosé, duck and cherries and some sweet treats for dessert. You definitely won’t be going home hungry!

Head over to their website for more info and to see the full menu.

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